Tag Archives: Damien Ryan

The Finke’s under way, and that’s official!

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Let the race weekend begin: Official media launch in the Mall today. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Car park or culture centre: new funding bid

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The Town Council will re-submit an application for Federal funding for a “meeting place” and a multi-storey car park in Hartley Street and Gregory Terrace although Mayor Damien Ryan concedes there is no detailed knowledge about who needs a car park. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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Jacinta, Jamie into the deep end

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A five-storey, $20m car park, office and accommodation project in Hartley Street (pictured), extension of the landfill, keeping kids from causing mayhem over summer and turning pop-ups into real businesses will be in the diaries of the new blood in the town council, likely to be Jamie de Brenni and Jacinta Price. ERWIN CHLANDA speaks with Mayor Damien Ryan.

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Mayor sought to stifle debate: Councillor

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Mayor Damien Ryan (pictured) wanted to make an embargoed release earlier today of the town council budget although it is still open for debate by elected members tonight. By ERWIN CHLANDA.

 

UPDATE, May 26. 2015, 10am: Councillor Jade Kudrenko last night tried to get Cr Eli Melky that he was the anonymous “council source” for this story. FULL STORY »

Oz Day: New citizens, awards for achievements

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This Australia Day the Alice Springs Town Council will confer 72 new citizenships and announce the winners of the 2015 Centralian Awards at a civic ceremony, writes Mayor Damien Ryan.

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Culture centre: No place like Alice

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“It’s needed in Australia so let’s have it here.” Chamber of Commerce CEO Kay Eade (pictured) gives her unreserved thumbs-up to the proposed national indigenous culture centre in Alice Springs. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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Northern development: Alice off to hesitant start

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The Giles government hanging by a thread and the town being far from assertive, northern development is off to a hesitant start. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Alice Mayor Damien Ryan (left) and Chief Minister Adam Giles at Friday’s information session in Alice Springs.

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Racial vilification law change: Council adopts policy

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A stance on proposed changes to racial vilification laws, approving $25,000 for a master plan for public arts such as the Gathering Garden (pictured) and Cr Melky being coy about a motion of confidence in the Mayor – all in a night’s work for the town council. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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Town Council: transparency that’s not transparent

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The Alice Springs Town Council’s elected members are split about whether the public should have access to statements by them and their senior staff about “pecuniary and other interests”. ERWIN CHLANDA reports

 

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Ryan earning more from govt. jobs than for being Mayor

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It appears Damien Ryan is making more money from serving on government boards than he is paid to be the Mayor of Alice Springs. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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